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UTRUST Partners With Ethereum Classic Dev Team, Integrating ETC

Zurich, Switzerland, September 21st, 2018  – Cryptocurrency payment solution UTRUST has announced that it has secured a partnership with Ethereum Classic Dev Team, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). ETCDEV will collaborate with UTRUST to integrate ETC into the UTRUST platform, with the assistance from the Ethereum Classic Cooperative. This press release is provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz The partnership …

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NYU Professor: US Regulators are Fighting to Regulate Crypto, is it Positive?

A recent statement from an NYU professor brought yet another troublesome aspect of US crypto regulation to the attention of the public. This time, it is a rivalry between different regulators, with all of them wishing to establish dominance. US Regulators Competing for Turf The US is under a lot of pressure when it comes...

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Crypto Market Surges $20 Billion With Positive Developments, Factors and Trends

“The bulls are coming… the bulls are coming,” cried crypto speculators as the market saw an unexpected resurgence on Thursday, with a majority of the foremost crypto assets posting gains that reminded many of 2017’s monumental bull run. Bitcoin, for one, saw a strong move above the $6,500 line of resistance, which triggered a five...

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SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Decision As Public ‘99%+ in Favor,’ Says VanEck Director

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again delayed its decision on VanEck/Solid X backed exchange-traded fund (ETF). Another Delay The SEC has already received roughly 1,400 letters of comment regarding the Van Eck/Solid X Bitcoin ETF proposal. The Commission is seeking more input from the public, according to a September 20th filing from the SEC. Despite the thousands of comments, the SEC feels it has not “[…] reached any conclusions with respect to

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‘Illusionary’ Customer Protections: NY Attorney General Dampens Bitcoin ETF Hopes

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Following a recent report of New York State’s Attorney General, an economist believes that the document confirms “zero” chances of a Bitcoin ETF approval in 2018. ‘Odds of Bitcoin ETF Approval in 2018 = 0’ A new report of the New York States Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Barbara D. Underwood, outlined the issues which existing cryptocurrency exchanges face compared to traditional venues. According to the document, digital currency exchanges are up against serious problems

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Security Tokens Surge in Popularity as ICO Funding Plummets to Yearly Lows

As funding for ICOs drops amidst a regulatory crackdown by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, investors are turning to a new type of cryptocurrency investment vehicle in order to invest in projects: security tokens. ICO Fervor Wanes Following the surge in the ICO markets that occurred towards the end of 2017 and into 2018,...

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Ex-CEO of Crypto Company Sentenced to Prison for Fraud, Fined $9 Million

The former CEO of a cryptocurrency company has been sentenced to prison time and ordered to pay $9 million in restitution due to his company’s role in a major Ponzi scheme that cost hundreds of investors millions of dollars. The hearing comes as the U.S. government and regulatory agencies step up their crackdown on cryptocurrency-related...

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SEC and Institutional Investor Backing: A Question of Custody

SEC and Institutional Investor Backing: A Question of Custody

One of the last major hurdles to the widespread institutional adoption of cryptocurrency is the issue of custody — where to securely store all those high-paying clients’ assets. Fortunately, several companies are currently working on a solution to this piece of the puzzle. A Universal Question Custody is a question that perhaps anyone who has owned crypto has considered — or failed to at their own peril. I.e., Where am I going to keep my

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Robinhood is Making Millions Selling Users’ Data to Financial Companies

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Robinhood User Info Sold

The low-cost Robinhood investing app popular with millennials makes up for the lost profits of commission-free trades by selling users’ data to other financial companies. What’s the Logic of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul? A Second Quarter SEC filing shows that Robinhood Financial (Robinhood) is actually making millions of dollars from selling users’ data to high-frequency trading (HFT) firms. Recall, this is the same company that espouses values of ethical trading practices that benefit the

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SEC Shuts Down Crypto Hedge Fund for ‘Wilfully’ Violating Securities Laws

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has formally issued a cease and desist order to a cryptocurrency hedge fund for violating securities laws. Under the Gun The SEC has filed a cease and desist order as well as a $200,000 fine to Crypto Asset Management LP (CAM) and to its founder Timothy Enneking, CNBC reports. According to the Commission, the fund which had proclaimed itself as the “first regulated crypto asset fund in the

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